Three-Fourths of Voters Say Biden ‘Is Just Too Old’ to be an Effective President

Craig Bannister | July 3, 2024
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Three in four U.S. voters think Joe Biden is “just too old to be an effective president,” results of a new national survey reveal.

A New York Times/Siena College poll of registered voters, conducted June 28-July 2, finds that 74% at least “somewhat” agree that Democrats’ 2024 candidate for reelection is too old to do the job, with more than half (53%) “strongly” agreeing. Voters think Biden’s too old by more than a three-to-one margin over the 22% who at least somewhat believe he’s not.

The younger the voter, the more likely the belief that Biden’s too old to do the job. Fully 84% of those 18-29 agree that Biden’s too old, with 64% strongly agreeing. But, even among those 65+, 64% agree he’s too ancient, including 44% who strongly agree.

Hispanic voters are the most likely to agree that Biden’s too old (83%, 61% “strongly”), followed by Whites (77%/56%), “Other” ethnicities (73%/54%) and Blacks (53%/32%).

Men (77%/60%) are slightly more prone than women (73%/48%) to think Biden’s too old.

Meanwhile, Pres. Biden and his press secretary insist that he’s perfectly fit to be an effective president for another four years.